Photo encaustics print – Out of a storm

£49.00£650.00

Photo-encaustics is a lovely mixed media technique that uses beeswax and dammar resin as a medium to create encapsulated art work. The official description of photo-encaustics is as follows –Encaustics means “to burn in or fuse.” First practiced by Greek artists as far back as the 5th century B.C, encaustic combines beeswax with dry pigment and tree resin to bind pigment. The “caustic” part of the term indicates that heat is used to melt and blend the layers of wax into a unified piece. Historically, Encaustics have been used to paint Egyptian funeral portraits and by Greeks to depict mythology in art. In the 20thcentury, encaustics made a revival with well-known artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso.

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